Tagged with homeschooling

Bird Hunt

The morning sings with promise, the air hums with delight. Six year-old hands clap, pure joy and young eyes sparkle, your whole body wiggling and moving to the dance of right now. The back door clicks softly; we take hands and step into the world. The dusty sparrows, hopping sweetly, darting and nipping for crumbs, … Continue reading

Plumfield is Amazing; Part 5 (Finale)

Here is my final post on my daughter’s amazing school. (Read part one, part two, part three, and part four). Homeschooling for first grade was a pretty sweet experience (helped by the fact that we were living in a cabin in the woods in New Hampshire) and I would not trade it for anything. I … Continue reading

Plumfield is Amazing, Part 4

After a lovely weekend getaway with old friends at a ladies retreat near Lake Winnapesaukee in New Hampshire (enough material there for a separate post – look for it soon!) I am now ready to continue my treatise on why Plumfield Academy is amazing. This is part four of my five part series (read Part … Continue reading

Plumfield is Amazing, Part 3

This is part three of a five-part series about my daughter’s school (read Part One and Part Two). It was after we finished homeschooling first grade that I realized my daughter needed a peer group and we investigated ways to provide that for her. Upon returning to the North Shore area (from rural New Hampshire) … Continue reading

Plumfield is Amazing, Part 2

This is part two of my five-part series on my daughter’s school. (Read Part One). After homeschooling last year, it was clear that my daughter was ready for a peer group that did not include me! We discovered that Plumfield Academy was partnering with homeschoolers (there is currently a waitlist for part time spots, but … Continue reading

Plumfield Academy is Amazing, Part 1

At the end of last school year when I finished first grade with my daughter (which was mostly done in New Hampshire when we lived in a family cabin in the woods), I realized something: my daughter needed friends her own age. Not that she didn’t like hanging with her younger brother and mom, but … Continue reading

And now for something completely different

One of the habits we work on in our homeschooling life is art appreciation, which  takes several forms. We listen to music and “imaginate” what might be happening (i.e. “this sounds like something small and fast, scurrying quickly” or  “this sounds like a graceful dolphin” or my favorite from my five year old “I’m imaginating … Continue reading

Along Came a Dog

I read the book Along Came a Dog, by  Meindert De Jong to my two children (we finished it tonight). I had never heard it, but at Plumfield Academy (which is an AWESOME Charlotte Mason school, and where my daughter goes several days a week), they were reading it as part of the literature curriculum, … Continue reading

Extraordinary homeschoolers

I just read a really cool article about the world’s 15 most extraordinary homeschoolers! Read it here. I love the amazing accomplishments, the diversity of talents and interests and the just-plain-coolness of these individuals. Some of the people are well-known, some are not. Some are well-rounded and accomplished, some just have a particular skill they … Continue reading

Homeschooling mania

I am not a very trendy person; I always seem to be one-to-several-steps behind the trendy curve. Whatever the trend is, I am the one lagging behind saying to myself, “Huh, wonder what that was all about? Maybe I should check into it.” By the time that metaphorical thought happens, the trend is over. For … Continue reading